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More Job Opportunities than ever!

With over 2.2 million people forecasted to be in estate agency by 2020 (ONS), and new businesses and branches popping up all over the country, today’s young estate agents are presented with more opportunities than ever before. August 2014.

 

Agents Mutual versus Rightmove and Zoopla!

2014 is shaping up to be a potential game changer for estate agency marketing and potentially for estate agency itself. The catalyst for change is a company that currently doesn’t even operate and yet, is threatening to polarise the business by trying to break the stranglehold of the duopoly that is Rightmove and Zoopla Property Group. The intention is to weaken their proposition and pricing power, but could this bold plan backfire and have dire unintended consequences for estate agents themselves? Rightmove and ZPG have 90% of the market between them both have spent tens, if not hundreds, of millions building huge consumer followings both deliver lots of exposure and enquiries to agents on a national scale Agents’ Mutual is seeking to disrupt the market. But for what purpose and to what end? Could their strategy light the fuse that leads to the end of estate agency as we know it? Has the Agents’ Mutual strategy been fully thought through to its natural conclusion?  January 2014.

 

UK  businesses risk losing talent

“As confidence returns to jobs market, businesses advised to invest in workforce to retain and attract top talent.
The shift to candidate’s market as increase in job opportunities and security encourage workers to consider next career move; 54 percent of employees haven’t received a pay rise in the last 12 months, with most incentives given through other means; 61 percent of businesses worried about losing talented individuals from organisations but 62 percent have no talent management strategy in place. The economic landscape may be improving, but with over 44 percent of workers setting their sights on a new job in 2014, businesses need to invest in their workforce if they are to win the race for talent, according to recruitment specialist Complete Property Recruitment. With pay remaining static and workers reporting fewer benefits, a new report which canvassed the views of 2,500 employers and employees reveals that it’s time for businesses to take action. “   January 2014.

 

Vacancy Increase

The number of vacancies across UK business increased at its fastest pace since July 1998 in November as appointments continued to grow, finds the REC Report on Jobs. This trend tallies with Office for National Statistics data produced in recent months, which put the number of job vacancies at 545,000 in the three months to October. The monthly survey of 400 recruiters from the industry body and the professional services firm saw the number of people hired in permanent and temporary roles rise again last month, but not as dramatically as seen previously.

As placements continued to rise, the availability of staff for permanent and temporary jobs fell at its quickest rate for six and nine years respectively. Once again, all industry sectors within the report saw increased recruitment activity, but the major mover month-on-month was the blue-collar sector, becoming the busiest area for recruitment. REC adds: “We can expect salaries to increase and job fluidity to accelerate into 2014.”

December 2013.

 

 

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